Seychelles Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

(87 customer reviews)

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The Seychelles is a versatile top sewing pattern that can be made with structured or soft woven fabric. With one short sleeve option and one long sleeve option, the Seychelles is perfect for transitional weather. The combination of narrow shoulders and extra sleeve cap ease creates a balanced, pleasing look whether you have broad or narrow shoulders.

Seychelles Top Features:

  • Options for cup sizes
  • Bust darts for a great bust fit
  • V-neck finished with facing
  • Narrow shoulders with extra sleeve cap ease result in a balanced look
  • Two sleeve options:
    • Short sleeve with pleats on the sleeve cap
    • Long sleeve with gathers on the sleeve cap and around the wrist; narrow cuff with button and loop closure
  • Designed for woven fabric

Skill Level: Beginner+

Sizes: 00 – 40 (See “Size Chart” tab below for detailed measurements)

Don’t want to print and tape paper together? The Seychelles Top pattern now includes an additional large format file (size A0 paper) that you can send to your print shop to print!

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Description

See Pattern Release Announcement for more photos.

Additional information

Sizes

00 to 40

Cup sizes

A, B, C, D & DD

Skill level

Beginner+

Knit or woven

Woven

Format

Digital download

File

A0, A4 / US Letter

Layers

Included

Seam allowances

Included

87 reviews for Seychelles Top Digital Sewing Pattern (PDF)

  1. Carol

    Great shirt for work or play. However, I wish you would slow down on making such great patterns. I am getting so far behind because nieces love them too so I am sewing for 3. We use your patterns in 3 different sizes and they all fit amazingly well. The girls wear theirs to work and I wear mine at home or to go out (luckily I am retired). Your shirts are all classy and easy to make. Thanks.

  2. Anneke

    I live it that you can choose between different cup sizes. The fit is overall good and it is easy to sew

  3. Cynthia

    Awesome in every way. I’ve begun using PDF patterns t
    In the last year. This was by far the easiest having the truest lines and guides. The pattern was accurately designed to the stated measurements leading to a great fit on the first try.

  4. Alison

    This turned out great! My measurements said I should make a size 14, but when I looked at the finished garment measurements, I decided there was a little more ease than I wanted and made a size 12. It fits perfectly! I needed an elbow-length sleeve, so I patterned the long one minus 7” length and added 1/4” elastic to the opening instead of making the cuff in the pattern. I love the narrow V so the neck’s not gaping wide at the top. I’m not usually a fan of gathered sleeves, but the slight gathering on these looks great. 10/10 would recommend and plan to make again!

  5. Anonymous

    I made the long sleeve version of this and found the directions and assembly very straightforward. I am a petite 5′ tall with fairly wide shoulders, so I cut out the size for my bust size and then had to grade one size up for the armholes to get a neat fit in both the lower and upper body.

  6. Lorraine

    One of my favourites up to now, fabulous.

  7. Angela P

    I made the short sleeve version with the DD cup bodice. I love how it came out, I think it’s the best fitting garment I’ve ever made myself. The only pattern adjustment I made was to blend from a 12 to 14 at the hip – no FBA, hooray! Very happy. Looking forward to making more Itch to Stitch patterns 🙂

  8. Ann

    This is a very pretty top. The pattern is beautifully drafted and the instructions are easy to follow. I made the long sleeve version with the button cuffs and I am gearing up to make another one! An added plus was not having to do my usual narrow shoulder adjustment – the design features slightly narrowed shoulders with enough sleeve cap ease to accommodate varying shoulder widths.

  9. Lucy

    the detailing on the sleeves are adorable, easy pattern to follow

  10. Elaine

    Using my favorite woven fabrics with patterns from Itch To Stitch have allowed me to consistently turn out well-fitting garments that bring many compliments from friends and even strangers who stop me to ask where I shop for my clothes (LOL). When I tell them I sew them myself, they are amazed. The Seychelles blouse is easy to construct, using the well-written instructions and illustrations on the Instruction pages. I have made two of this lovely blouse and plan to make several more. When I need something new, I find myself turning first to Itch To Stitch because I can be confident about good fit and styling.

  11. Karen

    Lovely pattern, easy to follow and use.

  12. Anonymous

    It was too hard to sew. Also it’s too hard to find the video of how to sew it. You should divide your subscription boxes to boxes catered to very very beginners, and a second group of more experienced people.

  13. Susan

    Great pattern, easy to sew and I raised the neckline for my preferences, and it worked out really well.

  14. Karen

    It was an easy top to make

  15. Donna

    I like the top its very cute and simple. My only issue with the top was dart. I needed to lower the dart it was to high for me. Other than that it’s a nice top.

  16. Ramona

    Love the pattern. I made the short sleeve version and I’m going to do the long sleeve next.

  17. Jana

    Love this top. Fits me perfectly.

  18. Kelly

    Just started sewing this one, but I’m already loving the neckline and the sleeves.

  19. Gail

    My first experience with a downloadable PDF pattern printed at home and it went just beautifully smoothly. I made the short sleeved version in cotton poplin and it fits well. I’m looking forward to making the long sleeve, maybe in a fabric with a bit more drape for fall.

  20. Georgann

    Made my first test pattern and found it to be very easy to sew. I will make some changes to the facing as I do not like the top stitching to keep the facing down. I also would like a curved hem over the straight hem. Hope to get one made in rayon made this week with my changes.

  21. Renee

    Another beautifully designed pattern by Kennis.

  22. Rose

    This was a fun shirt to make. As always, the pattern instructions were clear and easy to follow. I’m fairly new to sewing and I’ve learned so much from Kennis’s patterns. They are terrific.

  23. Diane

    It was a quick project. Everything went together beautifully. The sizing was excellent. Mine fits great with no alterations.

  24. Betty

    Love it

  25. Carol

    This is such a classic.The pleats on the sleeves are a great feature. Loved making it and sizing was spot on.

  26. Jane

    First garment I have that fits me.

  27. Anonymous

    Love this pattern!

  28. Diane

    Very easy pattern to stitch up and my fit was spot on.

  29. Anonymous

    Joli modèle, basique mais très bien conçu.
    Patronage de très bonne qualité et cahier technique nickel.
    Je recommande :-). Attention, il taille un peu petit sur les hanches.

    Seul petit reproche : j’aurais aimé que le patron propose la possibilité d’intervertir les deux types de tête de manche (plis creux sur manches courtes ET longues, forces sur les deux aussi). Je l’ai donc moi-même bricolé à ma sauce.

    Enge

  30. Camilla

    Very clear instructions, versatile style

  31. M

    This pattern was a dream to sew. I made it using some cotton lawn material, just the perfect weight for our late autumn weather. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I particularly like that the pattern sizes are colour coded making them easy to follow when tracing. There will be more!

  32. Sheryl

    Lovely pattern

  33. Debbie

    Great, as always!!

  34. Susan

    this pattern went together very well, all the notches matched up and I am very pleased with the finished blouse – I made the one with long sleeves.

  35. April

    Quick sew and beautiful result. The pleated short sleeve is my favorite part. I sewed it in Japanese crinkle cotton and was very pleased with the final product. Her patterns always fit me well and the instructions are clear and easy to follow.

  36. Kathryn

    I like the pattern but had more fitting issues with this one than with the others I’ve had from ITS. I lowered the bust dart, reduced the length of the armscye and the v neckline and increased the curve on the back centre seam.

  37. Sheelagh

    Your patterns give an up to date twist to classic designs. In this case the sleeves.

  38. Melissa

    This is a lovely style for me- feminine but still classic. I like that it can be a bit dressy or casual. I will send more after I sew it up!
    Thank you for all you do!
    Melissa

  39. Deborah

    Love this and all of your patterns so easy to sew and the instructions are fabulous.

  40. Anonymous

    Lovely pattern. Well drafted with clear instuctions

  41. S.

    Love her clean, classic lines-always with that little extra something to make her patterns special.

  42. Sondra

    Love, Love Itch to stitch patterns so easy to put together and easy to follow. I have many of their patterns and I would recommend them to everyone. They are easy to adjust to your particular size. The designs are amazing and they make you want to make them. I will continue purchasing patterns from Itch to stitch.

  43. Judy Gary

    Good pattern easy to cut and sew

  44. Virginie

    I absolutely love this blouse. I live the neck and the sleeve options. I made one and plan to make others

  45. Mary

    Love this top!

  46. Lorraine

    Great pattern, very pleased.

  47. Laura

    I just finished sewing the Seychelles Top and wasn’t sure if it was my style. But now that it is done, it is the perfect, discreet, basic woven top for warm weather. The bust cup options make all the difference. Without those, I could not wear a style like this without looking like I was 20 lbs heavier. This top is great for tucking in or half-tucks.

  48. Diane

    I made the long sleeved version in a drapery polyester crepe. Very easy construction. Comfortable fit but has some shape. Will definitely make more.

  49. Donna Harder

    I really liked sewing this top! I had a piece of rayon in my old stash and it turned out so nice!

  50. Taryn

    Wearing my Seychelles Top today 😄 great design details, comfortable but chic. A great combination

  51. Nicole

    A very stylish basic blouse

  52. Glenda

    Great top with options of short or long sleeves. Looks great on everyone. Well drafted pattern.

  53. Julie

    Good clear instructions, like the different cup size options. Really pleased with how my two Seychelles Tops turned out

  54. Vanessa

    I adore this top! Both the long and short versions are beautiful, and I have enjoyed sewing them as a wardrobe staple.

  55. DEBBIE ANN

    Awesome top. So easy to sew and it is perfect for work or just regular daily activities!

  56. linda

    This is a great pattern. The fit and instructions are very good. I will make it many more times.

  57. Diane

    I love the detailed instructions of Itch-to-Stitch patterns. Even though this was an easy top to sew, there are lots of little tips and touches that make it look professional.

  58. Hansie

    I LOVE this blouse ! As usual everything is perfect 🙂

  59. rloharris

    I loved this pattern so much I made 6! If you have beautiful cotton lawns, how can you not! Perfect result each time. I made short sleeve, short sleeve with 2 inches added to the sleeve for a mid length, and my favourite, that dainty narrow cuff long sleeve!

  60. Sandra

    Fantastic pattern! Super easy to make and it’s beautiful in many different fabrics. I’ve made 2 so far.

  61. Carol

    Lovely pattern, made the long sleeve version in viscose.

  62. Anonymous

    What a beautifully designed top. This is a perfect wardrobe builder. Many options allow for several different looks from one pattern. I like how it is a clean and simple silhouette but is not boxy and frumpy in the fit. It is not a complicated sew and would be a good pattern for someone wanting to get started with woven styles.

  63. Merrily

    Nice fit. I like the narrow shoulders and the way the bottom of the armscye comes up under the arm, not tight or restricting, but modest. I plan to make this again in a sleeveless version.

  64. Linda

    A great and easy pattern with a great looking top as a result!!

  65. Gail

    Such a great pattern. Just making my first short sleeve option, the instructions are easy to follow and it’s a great fit.

  66. Patsy Hanson

    I think this pattern will become my favorite woven blouse make. Simple lines, easy sew, so comfortable and can be dressed up or casual.

  67. Anonymous

    Another great pattern from Itch to Stitch!

  68. Hazel

    I absolutely love this top I have made a wearable toile from my stash, and now I’m satisfied that I can confidently make another I definitely will. I love all itch to stitch patterns, and with Karina’s help from her videos I’m confident enough to make more.

  69. Diann

    very little fitting adjustments needed for me

  70. Paula

    The concept of this item is very good. Happy that it is one for non-stretch fabric. The way the sleeves were designed was not so easy as the rest, but with a bit of experience in sewing it was fixed. Overall very happy with my purchase.

  71. Terri

    Very good instructions

  72. Sheila

    So easy to understand love the sleeves

  73. Sheila

    Excellent pattern as drafted with personal adjustments made and also used as a block for personal design changes.

  74. Anonymous

    The pattern is nice but my make turned into a wearable toile. It’s so big through the body. I’m just a B cup. When I make it again, I will grade down through the body from the 12 I made. The shoulders are good. The short sleeve is pretty. I used a crinkle cotton. I love the technique with the facing/interfacing!

  75. Marcia

    Sleeve pleats make this simple pattern nicely special. I’ll be making several more.

  76. Chandra

    love the various options for the bust and also being able to print out the sizes i want. love the style and options to sew up more than once

  77. Davina

    I like this top a lot. As I have narrow shoulders the fit was very good on me, without having to make any adjustments. I lengthened the top to make a knee length dress which is lovely. The pattern is very versatile. I found the fit quite generous. I made a 16 b cup but will make a 14 next time. I made the short sleeve version and the pleated sleeve top, which I was very unsure of, has turned out well and I like it. I also put a little more shape into the centre back seam, just for personal fit preference.

  78. Jeni

    Kennis nailed it. Another versatile wardrobe staple.

  79. Dorothy

    I enjoy making and wearing the garments made using
    your patterns.

    Dorothy

  80. Diane

    Love the ease with which this pattern went together!! Nice one!! :+)

  81. Lorelei

    Having difficulty doing the box sleeves. I am a returning sewer so I’m sure it is easy. Otherwise love the pattern. The bust fits perfectly.

  82. Gail

    I love the narrower shoulders and the cute sleeve.

  83. Sabine

    Quite a great pattern. Everything fits together perfectly, the instructions are clear and understandable. Have sewn two blouses and more will follow!

  84. Susan Wentworth

    Love this pattern. Both versions are so wearable.

  85. Linda

    Patterns are simple but classic. Love them.

  86. Elizabeth

    I like the little pleats on the top of the sleeve as well as the
    length of these sleeves, though for my own sleeves I will lengthen just a bit as I am older and need the coverage.

  87. Marilou

    Good pattern, poor fabric choice on my end. Will make again.

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Material

Primary Fabric Lightweight to medium weight woven fabric with no stretch such as linen, linen mix, rayon challis, charmeuse, lawn, chambray, poplin, sateen and voile.

Interfacing Lightweight fusible woven or weft insertion interfacing

Other Material

  • For the long sleeve option only: Two 1/2” (12.5 mm) buttons

Fabric Requirements

Most natural fibers shrink in the wash; be sure to have enough fabric. The requirements below assume that the fabric is already pre-shrunk.

 

00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/8 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 1/4 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 5/8 1 3/4 1 3/4
135 cm Wide cm 100 100 100 100 110 110 110 150 150 150 160 160
Long Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 1/2 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 2
135 cm Wide cm 140 140 140 140 140 140 140 170 170 170 180 180
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 for all sizes
50 cm Wide cm 50 for all sizes
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Primary Fabric
Short Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 1 3/4 1 7/8 1 7/8 1 7/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/4 2 1/4 2 1/4
135 cm Wide cm 160 170 170 170 200 200 200 210 210 210
Long Sleeve Option
54″ Wide yard 2 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 1/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 3/8 2 1/2 2 1/2 2 1/2
135 cm Wide cm 180 190 190 190 220 220 220 230 230 230
Interfacing
All Options
20″ Wide yard 1/2 for all sizes
50 cm Wide cm 50 for all sizes

Body Measurements
inch
cm
00 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20
Bust
A Cup 3018
76.5
3012
80
3278
83.5
3414
87
3558
90.5
37
94
3838
97.5
3934
101
4118
104.5
4212
108
4378
111.5
4514
115
B Cup 3118
79
3212
82.5
3378
86
3514
89.5
3658
93
38
96.5
3938
100
4034
103.5
4218
107
4312
110.5
4478
114
4614
117.5
C Cup 3218
81.5
3312
85
3478
88.5
3614
92
3758
95.5
39
99
4038
102.5
4134
106
4318
109.5
4412
113
4578
116.5
4714
120
D Cup 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
DD Cup 3418
86.5
3512
90
3678
93.5
3814
97
3958
100.5
41
104
4238
107.5
4334
111
4518
114.5
4612
118
4778
121.5
4914
125
Waist 2538
64.5
2634
68
2818
71.5
2912
75
3078
78.5
3214
82
3358
85.5
35
89
3638
92.5
3734
96
3918
99.5
4012
103
Hip 3318
84
3412
87.5
3578
91
3714
94.5
3858
98
40
101.5
4138
105
4234
108.5
4418
112
4512
115.5
4678
119
4814
122.5
inch
cm
22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40
Bust
B Cup 4758
121
49
124.5
5038
128
5134
131.5
5318
135
5412
138.5
5578
142
5714
145.5
5858
149
60
152.5
C Cup 4858
123.5
50
127
5138
130.5
5234
134
5418
137.5
5512
141
5678
144.5
5814
148
5958
151.5
61
155
D Cup 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5334
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.7
DD Cup 5058
128.5
52
132
5338
135.5
5434
139
5618
142.5
5712
146
5878
149.5
6014
153
6158
156.6
63
160
Waist 4178
106.5
4314
110
4458
113.5
46
117
4738
120.5
4834
124
5018
127.5
5112
131
5278
134.5
5414
138
Hip 4958
126
51
129.5
5238
133
5314
136.5
5518
140
5612
143.5
5778
147
5914
150.5
6058
154
62
157.5

How to choose your size

  1. Determine your cup size—subtract the circumference of your over bust from the circumference of the fullest part of your bust. If the rounded difference is 1″ (2.5 cm), use A cup; 2″ (5 cm), use B cup; 3″ (7.5 cm), use C cup; 4″ (10 cm), use D cup; 5″ (12.5 cm), use DD cup.
  2. After determining the cup size, compare your bust circumference (fullest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Using the corresponding row for your cup, choose the size that best fits your bust. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  3. Compare your waist circumference (narrowest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that best fits your waist. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  4. Compare your hip circumference (widest part) to the “Body Measurements” table. Choose the size that fits your hip best. If you are between sizes, choose the smaller size if you like your garment more fitted; otherwise, choose the bigger size.
  5. It’s OK to use different sizes for the bust, waist and hip. The instructions for blending sizes are included in the pattern.
  6. If you are taller or shorter than 5’6” (168 cm), you should consider lengthening or shortening the garment. The instructions for lengthening or shortening are included in the pattern.